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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.  With challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Investment and financial planning services are offered by Carol Dixon through her affiliation with HD Vest

Helpful Content

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

When Heirs are Imperfect

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

Should You Ever Retire?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

 

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

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